Former porn star Lana Rhoades says the porn industry 'should be made illegal' 2 months ago

Former porn star Lana Rhoades says the porn industry 'should be made illegal'

She worked in the field for a brief spell between 2016 and 2017.

Former porn star Lana Rhoades says the pornography industry should be made "illegal" because it's "not good for anyone".

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Rhoades - real name Amara Maple - worked in the field for eight months between 2016 and 2017, appearing in more than 250 frisky films.

On Wednesday, she told the Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast that she was still scarred from the experience, declaring: “I just, I don’t think that it’s good for anyone. They should make it illegal.”

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Rhoades - who recently revealed she had a baby with an unidentified NBA player - was just 19 when she appeared in her first X-rated scene, saying she was naive about what she was getting into.

“For some reason, I never comprehended that to do porn, you actually have to have sex with people,” she said, claiming she had only been intimate with one person before making her industry debut.

She said she was attracted to the industry after watching the TV series The Girls Next Door, which glamorised the lives of girls living in Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion.

“I watched the show and I was like … their lives look so glamorous compared to mine,” she stated. The star recalled thinking that she was “here trying to stop my sister from committing suicide every day and I could be jumping out of a trampoline into a pool in this big mansion".

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Rhoades worked as a waitress and then as a stripper before relocating to Los Angeles to kickstart her professional porn career.

The teenager found instant success, becoming the most-searched porn star on Pornhub with a whopping 345 million views.

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But she said she hated the feeling of “performing” in porn, telling the podcast: “It’s like circus acts. As a performer, when I was doing it, it was like, ‘What face can I make?,’ ‘What sound can I make?,’ ‘ What can I do in this movie to make it the best one?’"

She also claimed the industry was “infested with drugs and alcohol abuse".

Rhoades — who boasts more than 16 million Instagram followers — now works as a model and fashion designer.

During the podcast, Rhoades further revealed that she has always been “pretty much asexual” and said the porn industry didn’t help fuel her sex drive.

“I don’t like having sex … I never hook up with people, I don’t find people attractive and I’ve always been like that,” she said. “It’s not like there was a change after doing porn.”

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